I believed for a long time that my goal has to be to get perfect at something and then at everything. Then I started to work at a language school in Spain. Teaching quickly became my passion, but the most important thing I have learned is how powerful real teamwork can be. For the first time, I got confidence in my skills but at the same time comfortable at admitting when I was wrong. Knowing that every mistake leads me to improvement. I knew that I can count on others. We all had different cultural backgrounds, we had different abilities and superpowers, but we all had the same goals and trusted each others´ intentions. We had the natural flow of exchanging ideas supporting each other. I truly felt a part of the team and that was the most important part of the work which gave me satisfaction and happiness to go to work every day.
What happened there, how did it happen?
Something really simple but very powerful. At the first teacher training, which I attended still a bit frightened and depressed after my last job, I heard significant words from the trainer Paloma: Magda, you have astounding energy and creativity, you do not listen to people who tells you to be quiet, you speak up, you go for it, you shout for it! It clearly boosted my confidence but something much more significant happened as well. She awoke my ability to appreciate others. I was not only amazed by the way participants of this training performed, furthermore, but it also became important to me to share that with them. Make sure what a great job they did. It felt really natural and so rewarding to see others not as competition but as inspiration. It worked like a real support system.
Support system: I hear a good word – I share a good word – the good word comes back to me. “I” changed to “We” (these two last sentences should be well seen) If one feels confident and comfortable with himself, he gets to see others´ assets and wants to share and exchange the rediscovered superpowers. I like to use the word superpowers because I believe that everyone is kind of a hero once using the full volume of his skills. The real magic happens when a team gets to join these superpowers and uses it on a daily basis.